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Today's News

  • O'Donnell returns to U.S. after being deployed overseas

    Army National Guard Master Sgt. Debby K. O’Donnell has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. O’Donnell is a member of the 1249th Engineer Battalion, Salem, Ore. She has served 15 years in the military. She is the daughter of Ronald D. Smith of Graham, Wash., and Joy B. Boyles of Killeen, Texas. Her husband, Scott A. O'Donnell, is the son of James P. and Dee O’Donnell of Albany, Ore. She is a 1982 graduate of Fort Knox High School.

  • First Federal sells four Indiana branches

    First Federal Savings Bank in Elizabethtown is selling four retail banking offices in Indiana to raise capital and meet its goals.

    A subsidiary of First Savings Financial Group Inc. has entered into a definitive purchase and assumption agreement with the Elizabethtown-based bank to buy the Indiana offices in Corydon, Elizabeth, Georgetown and Lanesville.

    These are all of First Federal Savings Bank’s southern Indiana branches.

  • Historic State Theater movie offerings include couple's special

    Couples don’t stand a ghost of a chance of being overlooked by the Historic State Theater, which offers a Valentine’s Day movie special, but not before it offers a classic movie from the ’50s.

    The theater presents “Marjorie Morningstar,” a 1958 film starring Gene Kelly and Natalie Wood at 8 tonight and 2 p.m. Saturday. Wood portrays a college student who falls in love with Kelly, a would-be dramatist, while she is working as a counselor at summer camp.

    Tickets for the movie are $5 each.

  • Love and the arts: Brian and Susan Froedge met through band

    The arts, specifically music, brought Brian and Susan Froedge together.

    They knew each other professionally when Brian, band director at North Hardin High School, began his career in band directing and Susan came back from college to help during band camp.

    After she began teaching at Radcliff Middle School, they began dating. Susan said the late Chuck Campbell, who was band director at NHHS, liked to take credit for being their matchmaker.

  • Putting up walls
  • Property transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office in Elizabethtown.

    Homesales Inc. to Roger Ashley, 2597 Rineyville Big Springs Road, Rineyville, $86,000.

    Osage Express Inc. to Polyproperties LLC, property in J.S. Blair subdivision, county, no monetary consideration. FMV: $708,000.

    Paragon Properties of Kentucky LLC to Trademark Homes LLC, lot 31 Paragon Orchards subdivision, county, $35,000.

  • Fort Knox newspaper to adopt new name, redesign

    Fort Knox’s weekly newspaper will introduce a redesign next week and adopt a new name officials say better represents the entire post.

    Turret relaunches Feb. 16 as The Gold Standard, highlighting new features and a new website, Fort Knox Public Affairs Officer Ryan Brus said. The newspaper’s renamed website, www.fkgoldstandard.com, goes live the same day.

    The final edition of the Turret was published Thursday.

  • Several local students heading to Governor's Cup

    Several individuals qualified for the Governor’s Cup academic competition next month by placing high in the recent regional competition.

    Grace Vowels of Bluegrass Middle School placed first in the language arts and arts and humanities assessments in region competition.

  • Two more arrested in connection with E'town meth lab

    The mother of two children found inside a meth lab during a police raid last month turned herself in to police Wednesday.

    Sara K. Smith, 33, was arrested Wednesday at the Elizabethtown Police Department, said Detective Rob Green of the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force. She is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, fourth-degree controlled substance endangerment to a child, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Building permits

    The following building permit information has been obtained from Hardin County Planning and Development Commission and the Elizabethtown and Radcliff planning and development offices. The name of the applicant, applicant’s address and use of permit are listed.